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Boating forecast for Fair Isle

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  1. Extremely useful for viewing the forecast at a glance. You can quickly tell when the conditions are likely to better for boating and fishing.
  2. The summaries are useful to assist in understanding the weather patterns as well as planning your day and trips.
  3. The arrows show the direction of the wind. The direction of the wind is from the origin e.g. an easterly wind blows to the west. The dotted line is gust speed of the wind. For most spots you want the wind to be light (0 - 10 kts) for ocean conditions to be comfortable.
  4. The Sea height is the total wave height which includes both swell and chop. This is the most critical variable when looking at this forecast since a big sea height could be hazardous to boats or fishing off rocks etc. Swell refers to the height of the swell. The smaller the better. Chop refers to the height of the ocean chop. The less chop, the more comfortable conditions will be.
  5. The greater the swell period, the more comfortable the conditions are likely to be. It is believed sea sickness is triggered by a swell period around 5-6 seconds. However, the ocean chop can also cause sea sickness, so be aware of that too, especially if sea direction is considerably different to swell direction.
  6. Swell direction is represented by the origin of the swell. A westerly swell is moving to the east.
  7. Sea direction is represented by the origin of the chop. If there is not much chop this is not such a factor. However, you should check this variable if there is substantial chop, since if the swell direction is opposing the sea direction and swell and chop height are over 1 m, conditions could be rough.
  8. SwellMap presents tides as LAT (Lowest Astronomical Tide), which is the height above the lowest tidal water level

Forecast updated at 02:10 Wednesday 24 October (Europe/London local time)

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Forecast updated at 02:10 Wednesday 24 October (Europe/London local time)

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Wed 24 OctRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h14.84.12.414WWW:2533
10h14.74.02.514WWW:2837
16h15.04.22.713WWW:3039
22h15.34.42.913WWW:3139
Low: 02:40 am (0.73 m); High: 09:00 am (3.25 m); Low: 03:00 pm (0.85 m); High: 09:00 pm (3.26 m);
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Thu 25 OctRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h15.24.32.812WWW:2937
10h14.63.92.513WWW:2431
16h14.03.32.312WWW:2025
22h13.32.81.612WWNW:1721
Low: 03:10 am (0.66 m); High: 09:20 am (3.33 m); Low: 03:30 pm (0.74 m); High: 09:30 pm (3.3 m);
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Fri 26 OctRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h13.22.32.212WNN:2531
10h13.32.22.48NWNWN:2227
16h14.23.12.89NNN:3039
22h14.63.52.910NNN:3343
Low: 03:50 am (0.64 m); High: 09:50 am (3.39 m); Low: 04:10 pm (0.67 m); High: 10:00 pm (3.29 m);
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Sat 27 OctRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h15.04.03.010NNNW:3343
10h15.24.23.010NNN:3241
16h15.14.32.812NNN:2735
22h14.23.52.412NNN:2127
Low: 04:20 am (0.67 m); High: 10:20 am (3.41 m); Low: 04:50 pm (0.65 m); High: 10:40 pm (3.23 m);
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Sun 28 OctRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h13.02.61.611NNN:1417
10h12.72.31.411N--N:56
16h22.42.11.211N--SW:68
22h22.32.01.210NSS:1923
Low: 05:00 am (0.76 m); High: 11:00 am (3.38 m); Low: 05:30 pm (0.68 m); High: 11:30 pm (3.11 m);
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Mon 29 OctRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h22.31.71.610NSS:2533
10h23.62.52.710WSS:3241
16h24.22.73.27SSS:3445
22h23.92.33.18SSS:3343
Low: 05:40 am (0.89 m); High: 11:40 am (3.32 m); Low: 06:20 pm (0.77 m);
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Tue 30 OctRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h23.21.62.87SSESE:2837
10h23.01.52.67SESESE:2837
16h23.02.02.312WSESE:2431

Forecast updated at 02:10 Wednesday 24 October (Europe/London local time)

Current sea temperature

Fair Isle sea temperature: 12°C

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